Philip Hazel

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Philip Hazel is a computer programmer best known for writing the Exim mail transport agent in 1995[1][2] and the PCRE regular expression library in 1997.[3] He was employed by the University of Cambridge Computing Service until he retired at the end of September 2007. In 2009 Hazel wrote an autobiographical memoir about his computing career.[4]

Hazel is also known for his typesetting software, in particular "Philip's Music Writer",[5][6] as well as programs to turn a simple markup into a subset of DocBook XML for use in the Exim manual, and to produce PostScript from this XML.

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  1. ^ Evi Nemeth; Garth Snyder; Trent R. Hein (2007). Linux administration handbook. Addison-Wesley. p. 621. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
  2. ^ Gerald Carter (2003). LDAP system administration. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 165. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
  3. ^ Jeffrey E. F. Friedl (2006). Mastering regular expressions. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 440. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
  4. ^ "From Punched Cards To Flat Screens - A Technical Autobiography By Philip Hazel" (PDF).
  5. ^ Philip's Music Writer.
  6. ^ Peter Le Huray (1990). Authenticity in performance: eighteenth-century case studies. Cambridge University Press Archive. p. 17. Retrieved 23 December 2010.

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